We are planning to hold classes for Fall 2021 in person. Should the federal, state or local guidelines mandate a change, however, we will update our students accordingly. Please find additional frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 below. See our Admissions FAQs for general information.
What is the current situation in Montana with respect to the coronavirus?
See the Missoula City-County Health Department’s COVID-19 information page for details.
Please also see the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force website for more information.
Montana is fortunate to have extensive opportunities for outdoor recreation. Trails and recreation areas provide excellent avenues to get out of the house and recharge.
Is the University planning to have live, face-to-face classes in Fall 2021?
We are preparing to welcome students to campus in the fall for in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible. We hope this fall at UM resembles a more traditional environment - from academics to student activities, athletics and campus operations. While there are a number of variables that could impact our ability to be fully back in our classrooms and learning spaces, now is the time to plan for this transition. As we have throughout this pandemic, we will continue working closely with public health officials to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. Read more
What should I do if I get sick?
Missoula City-County Health Officials remind everyone that the protocol for positive cases is still to isolate for 10 days. For close contacts of positive cases, vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine but should monitor for symptoms and seek testing if they experience symptoms. Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine for 10 days or can be released from quarantine on day seven with a negative COVID-19 test.
How do I make up my work if I am impacted by COVID-19?
Do I need to wear a mask?
What has the University done to develop health and safety plans?
When does the Fall 2021 semester start?
When does fall semester end?
The last day of Fall 2021 classes is Wednesday, December 15.
The University has compiled all University-wide coronavirus-related updates, communications and other information on the UM Coronavirus Updates website.
UM has also created a Coronavirus Hotline at 406-243-INFO(4636), available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak with UM employees about your questions.
UM is closely tracking the COVID-19 case trends in both Missoula and across Montana. You can track Montana’s cases here.